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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: April 30, 2015, 04:55 PM »
Getting close to not having much TV to watch anymore...

I'm out of TV viewing material when Mad Men wraps up as well. 

To anyone looking for a good, make that GREAT, TV show - Watch The Americans on FX.   Easily one of the top shows on TV right now and no one is watching it but me and a few critics, I think.

It's one of two TV shows where I actually sit still and focus 100% on it (Game of Thrones being the other one).  Most complaints I see are folks "not wanting to cheer for the Russians" but the show is so, so much more than just cold war stuff.  The spy stuff is almost secondary to the family stuff.  Excellent show.  Give it a try.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« on: April 30, 2015, 10:07 AM »
Wow - that's just ridiculous.  That's a million dollar car these days!

I can only imagine how the guy on the other end of this deal is going to feel about it...  would be interesting to know how long they have had it, where/when they got it, etc.

Imagine taking care of that car for 40+ years only to have someone show up after all this time and take it from you because it was stolen 40+ yearsa ago.  :(

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: April 30, 2015, 12:48 AM »
Habs (5)
Bolts (5)
Rangers (6)
Islanders (7)

3/4 - Not bad.  I think my Isles pick was just me wanting to see Rangers/Isles play.  I got the 7 games part right anyway...

Wild (6)
BHawks (5)
Jets (7)
Canucks (6)

2/4 in the West.  Stupid Pacific.   ::)  Jets were more beat up than I thought.  Just couldn't absorb the beating anymore.  And the Flames luck just keeps on trucking.

This time, I'll go...

Habs (6)
Caps (6)
Wild (7)
Ducks (5)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: April 29, 2015, 10:07 AM »
Looks like the Series 2 Bucks Team figures are hitting... in-stock now at BBTS, should be coming soon to EE.

Don't know what it means and maybe it's old news but hts shows everything out of stock if you search "black series"

Looks like a lot of it is back up at HTS now... must have just been doing an inventory and/or moving stock to their ebay store...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: April 28, 2015, 12:27 PM »
Coming to TRU next week (May 3rd - May 9th) - "Buy One Get One 40% OFF ALL Star Wars"

Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: April 28, 2015, 10:07 AM »
Hobby Link Japan has posted a Revo Boba Fett preview on their facebook page.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 27, 2015, 11:30 AM »
Yeah, I think we're missing something with Sansa/Littlefinger so far.  I guess we're supposed to just think that Littlefinger is placating the North (Bolton) to solidify himself in the West, but with Littlefinger and his speech to Sansa about revenge, there must be something more they have planned.  Sansa is a really valuable chip to just hand over to the Boltons for no real reward.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: April 26, 2015, 09:20 PM »
Let's Go, Wild!

Awesome to see the Wild clinch a series on home ice like that.  Bring on the blackhawks, hopefully things go better this time than the last two years...  :D

Out of the box look at Stormtrooper.  Man, it is getting harder and harder to resist these...  I have a ton of Tamashii Nations' Robot Damashii figures (Gundams), so I know they've got some kick-ass quality.  :-\

I wonder how many people's heads would have exploded in internet rage if Hasbro had decided to make their 6" figs the quality of the Japanese version and thus charged the same price.

I wonder why Hasbro's 12" stuff wasn't as good as Sideshow?

I can't even imagine... 

I agree the Japanese stuff is far superior... but there's a severe lack of diversity that comes with that too.  Hasbro has a ton of 6" figures and all the Japanese guys have Vader, Stormtrooper, and maybe a couple others from the high popularity pool (Fett, Maul, R2, 3PO, etc).

But yeah, Nick - the Sideshow thing is a good comparison.  Hasbro isn't looking to be Tamashii/Medicom/Kaiyodo for 6" or Sideshow for 12".  They are looking for that happy middle ground "toy".

I just can't see the 4" line dying after nearly 40 years.

I think all those early worries of NO 4" line are gone at this point.  We already know there is a 4" line coming for Ep7 thanks to Target's leaked DPCI. Hasbro has said repeatedly that they have no interest in killing Star Wars 4" figures.

Whether they have an interest in killing collector 4" figures though... that seems to be where people disagree.  Lots of folks are convinced Hasbro is trying to kill collector 4" to move everyone to 6" stuff leaving dirt cheap to produce 5POA 4" for kids.

I'm hopeful a collector 4" line continues... but who knows.  With Hasbro refusing to say anything it's opening the door to lots of rumor and speculation.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: April 25, 2015, 10:59 PM »
I can't see where all the hate is coming from.

It's pretty much coming from it not being 100% like the vintage Kenner toy I imagine.  Doors aren't the same, it's smaller, no wheels, no electronics, etc etc. 

Like the rest of this line, these new ships are nice for what they are - cheap, small, and simple.  But, if you'd need anything beyond that, you'll probably be disappointed.

Saga Legends / Re: Saga Legends "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: April 25, 2015, 10:54 PM »
With the supposed demise of the Legends/Rebels line, do we know what is happening with the MS line and when we will see the Vader/Asohka pack?   Have they previewed anything else in this line beyond the Hera wave?

Mission Series continues in Fall 2015.  Ahskoa and Vader = Fall 2015.  Nothing else shown because of Hasbro's "first rule of Fall 2015 is don't talk about Fall 2015" thing they have going right now...

Wow.  I barely saw any of these in the stores. 

Was Hasbro's production run that small, or did they ship them all to eastern Europe to be clearanced?

Yeah, I find the early Target clearance to be an interesting move for a number of reasons. Were there that few made or did the time just run out on these with the coming Sept relaunch?

Both.  Lots of reports that Hasbro is "sold out" on these cases due to small production runs.  If Target can't get any more product from Hasbro and has nothing left in their DC, they're not going to sit on empty pegs until Ep7.  It becomes time to clearance and use the space for something else.

I wonder if the same thing is going to happen to the TBS figures.  I don't think I've seen anything new since October.

TBS has more waves coming (at least one, potentially two assuming Wave 8 isn't cancelled) so in theory, it should be safe from clearance...  for now.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: April 25, 2015, 12:52 AM »
Time to bring this guy back again...

Let's Go, Wild!

I really hope the team that showed up for Games 1, 3, and 5 is the one that shows up for Game 6 on Sunday.  (I never, ever want to see that team from Game 4 again )

Oh, and before I go - sorry, Jesse.  I guess you can't expect to win with 3 of your top 6 Dmen on IR; 3rd line Wings with Sid and Geno, and some really bad refs in games 1 and 2.   :-\   

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